February 23 – 25
Expanding your Creativity with Time/Motion Techniques –
February 23 to 25
Members $695 Non-Members $745
Today’s outdoor photographer has many options for expanding their creativity beyond that of a simple exposure. Using techniques such as Long Exposures, both day and night, we can now make photographs that dazzle the viewer. By using strong neutral density filters in the day we can capture motion in still images. Familiar subjects such as water and clouds will be totally different.
Time lapse allows us to condense time and show a view of our world that is lost to the normal observer. You will learn how to shoot time lapse that you process and put together as well as in camera time lapse. We will cover how to use an intervalometer and bulb timers for long exposures and for time lapse whether it be an external device or one built into your camera.
In order to get the most out of this workshop you will need a strong neutral density filter, I recommend 15 stops. Anything less will not allow you take multiple minute exposures in the middle of the day. A 15 stop ND filter turns a 1/125 sec exposure into a 4 minute exposure, whereas a 10 stop ND filter turns 1/125 sec to just 8 secs! There are various options available from screw in to filter holder mounts. If you are getting screw in filters, and you plan to use them on extreme wide angle lenses (20mm or wider at full frame equivalent), then I recommend getting one filter size larger than your lens needs and using a step up ring. This will prevent vignetting at the edges. For example if your lens take a 77mm filter buy the 82mm filter and step up ring to adapt the 82mm to fit your 77mm thread. Good neutral density filters are made by Singh-Ray, Tiffen, Hoya, Haida, Lee and Breakthrough Photography. During the workshop you will learn about different options for neutral density filters and how to calculate exposure when using them.
If you want to take your photography to a new level and learn some new exciting creative techniques then this workshop is for you!
LEWIS KEMPER is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. He currently is a Contributing Editor to Outdoor Photographer. He was the photographer for, “Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest”, published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. Kemper’s monograph, “Capturing the Light” won the People’s Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition. His publication “Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide” was voted in the top 20 field guides. Lewis’ DVD, “My Stretch of the River: A Photographer’s Journal”, features a years worth of photography and journal entries on the American River in Sacramento, CA. His latest publications are photo guide apps, “Yosemite National Park SNAPPGuide” and “Yellowstone National Park SNAPPGuide”.